Juneteenth is a state holiday observed in 19 states and D.C. on June 19th each year. If June 19th falls on a weekend, the federal holiday and most state holidays will observe a holiday on the closest working weekday.What is the date of Juneteenth in 2022?
Juneteenth for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, June 19. Juneteenth is observed on June 19 each year commemorating the emancipation of the enslaved African Americans back in 1865. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17, 2021.How is Juneteenth celebrated?
Juneteenth is typically celebrated with educational activities for children, parades, concerts, beauty pageants and readings of the Emancipation Proclamation, Williams said. At cookouts, he said, red food and drink, such as strawberry soda and red velvet cake, are traditional. Red, white and blue are on the Juneteenth flag.